House is an attractive mid-block building at 120 Central Park
South with a handsome entrance marquee.
It has a
two-story limestone base, a doorman, an attended elevator, discrete
air-conditioners, a garage and no sidewalk landscaping.
between the Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenue, is the
most elegant on Central Park south as it boasts the great Art
Deco rooftops of the Trump Parc building on the east end and the
Essex House mid-block as well as the spectacular, green mansard
roof of Hampshire House mid-block and the imposing Italian Renaissance-palazzo-style
New York Athletic Club on the west end.
Central Park South buildings, this building has great vistas of
Central Park and the skylines of Upper Fifth Avenue and Central
building was designed by Hyman Isaac Feldman in 1942. It has 100
cooperative apartments and was converted in 1980.
Central Park South was for many decades a surprisingly unattractive
location despite its great views because of its narrow sidewalks,
high traffic, a proliferation of street people who patronized
guests at its many hotels and a lack of normal residential neighborhood
amenities. At the end of the 20th Century, however, its ambiance
improved significantly with the erection of several new luxury
towers nearby and the opening of new restaurants and a supermarket
not too far away and the long-delayed redevelopment of the New
York Coliseum site at its western terminus where the Time Warner
Center opened in early 2004 with a very large Whole Foods store
in its basement.
elegant stores of Fifth Avenue and the boutiques of Madison nearby
to the east and the varied attractions of the Lincoln Center district
a few blocks away to the west, this location is now very prime.